Friday, March 30, 2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Fr. Joe Inaugurates a Free Medical Camp for Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorders at Kripa Foundation Vasai, District Palghar
Fr. Joe Pereira, Founder Trustee of Kripa Foundation alongwith Dr. Sharmila Donde, Dr. Sweety Mety and Vasai Region AIDS Control Society Board Board Members, inaugurated a free medical camp for Parkinson Disease at Kripa Foundation, Papdy,Vasai on 25th March 2018. Dr. Donde in her inaugural speech mentioned, how it is an urgent need , to spread the message of how, if Parkinson Disease is detected early, it can be managed well in advance. Dr Donde thanked Fr. Joe and Kripa Foundation for the support and cooperation given to Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Society in reaching out to the people of Virar- Vasai region.
Fr. Joe thanked the Directors ,Doctors and office bearers of P.D.M.D.S and further added that “With the help of P.M.D.S it’s time to spread the awareness about the disease, so that senior citizens who are living in a caged and depressed lifestyle with Parkinson disease, can be freed and live a happy retired life, especially in our remote arrears of Vasai –Virar”. He further mentioned that this, he has personally witnessed, by seeing the difference in the individuals before and after they keep coming to the EVERY TUESDAY SESSION FROM 11 AM TO 12 NOON at Kripa Foundation Vasai, where professional Doctors, Counselors, and Physio- Therapist team from P.M.D.S with the component of Kripafoundation Iyengar Yoga™ visit the OPD. Every Tuesday there is a remarkable numbers are increasing.
More than 150 citizens benefited from this camp and even there was free medicines distributed for those who need them.
The Medical camp was blessed with the presence of V..V.M.C Corporators Shri. Santosh Walvikar and Dr. Hemant Patil along with VRACS Board Members Mrs. Evette Coutinho and Mr. Jagdish Shetty and prominent personalities of Papdy and Vasai and staff of Kripa and VRACS.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Recently on his visit to Goa Fr. Joe had an opportunity to meet up with Friends Kripa retired Admiral Menon the former CMD of Goa Shipyard.Admiral Menon was instrumental in implementing the ILO project for the workers of Goa Shipyard in collaboration with Kripa Foundation in 1999, He has helped save innumerable families and lives for those afflicted and effected with addiction. Till date the work continues at Goa Shipyard by Dr Prabhu and Mrs. Pamela D'Costa and Team.His graceful wife Mrs. Menon is still remembered for the deep involvement in family welfare.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Jungian Psychoanalyst Dr. Ashok Bedi MD ad Fr. Joe H Pereira Founder Trustee of Kripa Foundation conduct a seminar on thieir book" The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction"
Seminar on Spirituality a Paradox of Addiction
On the 1oth of February 2018, Dr. Ashok Bedi MD Jungian Psychoanalyst and Fr. Joe H Pereira Founder Managing Trustee conducted a Seminar at Kripa Foundation, Mount Carmel Church Hall Bandra from 3 pm to 6.30pm.
At the registration more than 150 had attended the seminar, which included students of Psychology, Students of MSW, Students of Counselling, Staff of Kripa, Recovering Addicts, Religious nuns and clergy, Members of Al Anon and Guest from as far as China and Switzerland.
The Program commenced with a prayer by Fr. Joe and Wishes on from all on the Birthday of Dr. Bed After the keynote note address Fr. Joe Pereira, Dr Bedi took over and kept the audience spell bound explain the book: The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction: Fr. Joe gave Holistic dimension with the concept of Yoga as to Mend the body back to life. Fr Joe and Dr Bedi also introduce the publishers of the book Fr. Joby and Fr. Joseph Tirkey, the printing press partners from St. Paul's Printing Press.. Fr Joby spoke as to how although coming from long distance how the still managed to connect the East and the West, and thanked Fr. Joe and Dr Bedi for all their cooperation in getting the book together.
A short film of Fr. Joe on Yoga was screened after which , the floor was left open for Question and Answer to which Dr. Bedi and Fr. Joe answered the queries.
The programme concluded by 6.30pm with a warm thank you from the newly appointed Managing Trustee Fr. Cajetan Menezes.
A participation certificate was issued to all those who had attended signed by Dr. Ashok Bedi MD and Fr. Joe H Pereira.
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